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Thursday, May 17, 2007


Driving off-road on the Ras Abrouq Peninsula, we were surprised to come across this Oasis.

Oasis in the desert

In front of the Oasis there is a fort - not a real one, but built to be used in a film set. A lonely security guard bounced out as we arrived, delighted to have someone to talk to.

The pool where gazelle drink from
He told us there used to be a well here, but this has now been closed off. Instead a pool has been built, and gazelles visit the Oasis to drink from the pool.

When we asked him if the water came from the well, he shook his head and said "Tankers!"

Also see: The Singing Sand Dunes

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